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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 11:06 PM
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Phrases I no longer like.
"(Insert name here) is TOAST!"

"This really has legs!"

"Perp walk"

I'm sure I'm forgetting some....
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:05 AM
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1. Stick a fork in him/her.
"That being said," or "having said that,"...drives me NUTS.

"Meme"

"Upordownvote"

"Family values"

Wait, do they have to be ones you USED to like? :)


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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:25 AM
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7. No,
that being said... :P
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:06 AM
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2. I hate "So and so is throwing their hat into the ring"
Fuck off with that!
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:25 AM
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8. That one should be
interchangeable with "throwing in the towel", but it is not.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:14 AM
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3. Think outside the box



But then, I never was real hot on that one anyhow.


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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:26 AM
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9. Overused,
like so many others..
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:25 AM
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15. I have hated that expression since the first time I heard it!
"You've got to think outside the box", "They are really thinking outside the box", blah, blah, blah...

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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:16 AM
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4. this thread has no legs
it is toast - burnt toast

How do you feel about 'cowabunga, dude?'
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:26 AM
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10. um excuse me....you are impuning our greatest crime fighters
the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. and i'll be damned if i sit here and take your anti-turtle slurs.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:29 AM
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13. I was not impugning them, but are they really the greatest?
They are no match for "teenaged mutant kung-fu chickens" Those are "big as a house, strong as the dickens"
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:41 PM
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48. pffft. please.......need i say more?
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:43 PM by ikhor



:evilgrin:
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:21 AM
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21. LOL!
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:27 AM
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11. "Cowabunga, dude"
bringing out the classics.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:20 AM
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5. "His hair was on fire" n/t
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:27 AM
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12. That one would be problematic, as well. nt
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:21 AM
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6. A few on DU I'd like to retire
"----- has drank the Kool-Aid" and "------- has gone over to the Dark Side" are 2 I'd love to permanently ban here....
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:29 AM
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14. Those are very tired, also.
"speaking truth to power", also.

I have no idea what the hell it means..
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:31 AM
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16. it means if you say to cheney "you're an asshole"
you've spoken truth to power
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:48 PM
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38. That means
that only Georgie and Mrs. Cheney are regularly able to do that?
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:16 PM
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53. Power doesn't have a very keen set of ears.
I'm not sure exactly what that phrase is supposed to mean either, but it seems to only get used when someone is stressing the priority of the symbolic over the practical.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:48 AM
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29. No!... don't take away my precious Kool-Aid!
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:37 AM
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17. "He ripped him a new one!"
and variations, thereof.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:40 AM
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18. "At the end of the day"
Arrrggghhh.
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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:58 AM
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19. "theoretically speaking"
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:uuunnnhhg grrrrrrrr!!!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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etch a sketch prez Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:03 PM
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44. But what if you're a mathematician like me?
I "speak theoretically" all the time. I pretty much have to. Is saying "in principle" more acceptible?
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Scoots Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:09 AM
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20. 'Paradigm' and 'paradigm shift'
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:46 AM
Response to Reply #20
26. Paradigm is just a word
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Scoots Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 PM
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52. True, but there was a span of time where it seemed like every
corporation in America was studying 'paradigm shifts' 'paradigm busting' or some such garbage. Being an educated person who has even read some of Kuhn's work I found it insulting when some fry cook was trying to relay to me how avoiding paradigms was critical to the success of any business. Of course, the very nature of 'avoiding' a paradigm doesn't really make much sense, but corporate trainers made big money telling us how to do it.

It was just another example of corporate fads that I find abhorrent. A couple years after that it was 'Who Moved My Cheese'
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:23 AM
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22. Gag me with a sPoon
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:03 AM
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23. "Mom, I think the dog is sick."
It has become a phrase at our house.
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Borgnine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:18 AM
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24. Basically, I think we need to drop every protest saying/cliche.
Speaking as a liberal, a lot of our liberal sayings really bug me.

"Drop ____, not bombs."

"Hey hey, ho ho, ____ has got to go."

And so forth.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:43 AM
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25. I'm already tired of "I've got your back."
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:47 AM by Pool Hall Ace
on edit: And another one -- "(Verb) much ?"
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:47 AM
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27. "That's how I roll"
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:47 AM
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28. "My bad"
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:52 PM
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39. I was tired of that the first time I heard it. I will add "my baby daddy"
I just shudder whenever I hear that.

How hard is it to say "Joey's father"?
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Devra Donating Member (905 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:53 AM
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30. _____thinks that they're all that and a bag of chips
this has been way over used.
there must be better ways to say that some one thinks that they are the best.

how about: they think that they are like diamonds but that is only true in terms of density.
I don't know. There must be another way.

Oh and been there done that got the t-shirt, is another one

Can't they think of something else.
How about: I better start studying my history because this situation keeps repeating itself.

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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:54 AM
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31. 'Talk to the hand'
talk to yr own goddamn hand.
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:10 AM
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32. "shits and giggles"
It makes me cringe whenever I hear it. People only think it's cool because it was in the Austin Powers movie. It sounds so ... affected.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:13 AM
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33. We need to "pick our battles"...
Pick ONE already, Dammit!!!! :mad:
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:47 PM
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37. But, if a battle were picked,
then that would render the phrase "pick your battles" obsolete, therefore giving political apologists less to work with....
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:38 AM
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34. locking
Spoilsports!
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:41 AM
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35. "Don't go there"
.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:43 AM
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36. "whatever, dude" n/t
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:53 PM
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40. "Let's Roll"
I liked it when Mr. Burns says it but * has ruined it for me.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:55 PM
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41. Never liked any of them in the first place.
given how socially oblivious I am, I know that by the time I become aware of popular phrases, they MUST be worn out.

So I take the simple expedient of avoiding them all like the Plague.

redstone
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:55 PM
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42. Step off
I never really understood that one.

Then again, I really hate, "Where the rubber hits the road". or "Shift the paradigm". WTF!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:01 PM
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43. Wait, I forgot an annoying classic: "I've got to be me"
(And all variants of this song-title inane statement.)

Well, yes, I suppose of course you DO have to be yourself, don't you, you twit? Who the fuck else you gonna be, Porfirio Rubirosa?

Redstone
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:16 PM
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45. "On the ground"..
.... usually said by people who's heads are firmly in the clouds.
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The Jacobin Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:20 PM
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46. Phrases I never liked.
"Get 'er done!" :argh:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:22 PM
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47. Been there. Done That. Don't Even Go There.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:56 PM
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50. The sign said "don't go there,"
but you went there.

:D
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:51 PM
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49. I'm sick to death of 60s expressions, especially drug related ones.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:59 PM
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51. "Weapons of mass destruction" and
anything Fred Phelps ever says.
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Aimah Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:19 PM
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54. "I'm Rick James _____"
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:36 PM
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55. "No worries"
"under the radar"
"pushing the envelope"
"Can't we all just get along?"
"Whatever."
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:37 PM
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56. "Spot On"
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bunnywhiskers Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:48 PM
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57. "In the interest of time"
"Fair enough"

"by the way"

"sweet"

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 05:27 AM
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58. "push the envelope"
"It's the nature of the beast"
"talk to the hand"

and I am sure there are others
that I can't remember right now.

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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:00 AM
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59. Anything Hurricane related
After last year I can't stand these sayings:

Hunker Down

Get to your safe room

Cone of Uncertainty

Of course they are at it again here in South Florida . . . :crazy:
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